Poeville Fire: Reno Sees First Major Fire of the Season
Featured Image by: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue/ Twitter
A wildfire broke out Friday night in the Peavine hills north of Reno found to be caused by a vehicle fire after investigation. Saturday saw very windy conditions which made the fire spread rapidly and to become large enough and dangerous enough to earn a name: The Poeville Fire.
Over the weekend, the Poeville Fire burned 3,000 acres, destroyed eight structures, and prompted evacuations. As of Monday morning, June 29, 2020, the fire was only 30% contained. Because of high wind and heat conditions, Reno was under a red flag warning all weekend.
As local Truckee Meadows firefighters continue to fight the blaze, residents in north Reno neighborhoods were asked to evacuate and meet-up spots were set up at the Washoe County Senior Services Center with livestock evacuations at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
The fire is still burning and Reno residents are asked to avoid the east side of Peavine Peak as Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue works on putting out the flames.
Updates can be followed via the Reno Gazette: https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2020/06/27/firefighters-respond-fire-peavine-peak/3271694001/
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